Am I A Good Candidate For Liposuction?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I want to know if I am a good candidate for liposuction. I have a stomach bulge but as I have been searching various internet sites I have seen bigger women than me that have only had the liposuction and show good results. I don’t want a tummy tuck because of the scar. I have never been pregnant and have no stretch marks just a big bulge. Will liposuction be the best option for me? Is losing a little bit of belly weight before a good idea for me?
A: The ideal candidates for abdominal liposuction is primarily defined by the quality of the overlying skin. Nice taut skin that has good elasticity without excess will always produce the best liposuction result, regardless of the liposuction technique used. Skin that has the natural abiity to tighten will do better than any method of skin tightening that various liposuction devices tout. Being a female and never having been pregnant, by definition, makes you a good liposuction candidate in most cases. It is always good to begin any weight loss efforts before liposuction so you will already been in the lifestyle change that will help ensure you enjoy the long-term benefits of the liposuction procedure.
Dr. Barry Eppley